About a thousand students gathered in front of the plateau of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, where the International Day of Students began with the march under the slogan “Together against external testing at the faculties”, organized by “Student plenum”. Students carried banners inscribed with the words “External testing, Titanic of higher education”, “Get active, get realized, become a student”, “I am more than a number”.
– I introduce myself only as a student and hold the only membership card that I have in my hands. It is called an index. “Student plenum” wants to express its anger against the passivity of proper institutions. The occasion for today’s march is the announcement for external testing by the Ministry of Education, which intrudes the autonomy of the university – says a student, who is a member of the organization.
With the slogans “No to external testing”, “We don’t need parties, we only have an index”, “Enough silence”, “SPUKM gang under party command”, students continued their protest outside the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, the seat of the Student Parliament and the Ministry of Education and Science.
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